Greylock Federal Credit Union has donated $20,000 to The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts for its emergency food delivery program in Berkshire County. The gift is in response to a growing need throughout the country and here in Berkshire County.

“Hunger is always a leading community concern,” said Greylock Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer JamieEllen Moncecchi. “But the longer this pandemic goes on, the more critical it is that we all do our part to help our neighbors. Greylock hopes that this donation will inspire others to dig a little deeper this year.”

According to Feeding America, the national network of food banks, Berkshire County is expected to see a 52% rise in food insecurity compared to pre-COVID-19 levels. “We can’t thank Greylock enough for this donation and for helping spread the word,” said Andrew Morehouse, Executive Director of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which serves the four western counties of the Commonwealth, including Berkshire County. “These funds will help support our eight Brown Bag: Food for Elders sites in the Berkshires and our Mobile Food Bank sites in Adams, Dalton, Great Barrington and North Adams all in collaboration with our local partners.”

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding those in need and leading the community to end hunger since 1982. The food it distributes comes from a number of different sources, including the state and federal governments, local farms, its own two Food Bank farms, retail and wholesale food businesses, community organizations, and individual donations. The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts is a proud member of Feeding America, a national network of 200 food banks. Please visit their website at for more information or to donate directly.